Edzell author to speak at Brechin library

Brechin Library
Brechin Library

Children’s author Abi Elphinstone, who grew up near Edzell, is to return to Angus to discuss her novel ‘The Dreamsnatcher’.

She will visit Brechin Library today (Wednesday) at 4pm.

Senior Library Assistant Arlene Henderson explained: “There will be a chance to buy a copy and have it signed by Abi herself along with hearing her describe the process of writing this fantastic book.”

In the latest library update, Arlene also discussed what Brechin readers have being enjoying the most when it comes to checking out books.

She said:” Who do you think is the most borrowed author in Brechin Library? It’s actually American author James Patterson who tops the chart and not just here in Brechin but for the whole of Angus Libraries.

“In fact, most of the Top Ten authors for the past month are crime or thriller writers, proving that we do love a good whodunit here in Brechin.

“The notable exceptions to the list are author of children’s favourite, The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson, and thanks to his cinema debut, Paddington’s creator has re-entered the Top Ten.”

The library has a number of events on during May, including a craft demonstration. Arlene said: “Monday, May 25, will see us hosting local crafter Wendy Chaplin who will demonstrate some of her skills and help us to create something special of our own. If you are a beginner or an experienced crafter, or somewhere in between, then please do join us for some Crafty Capers at 6pm in the library.”

As well as a talk from children’s author Abi, there’s plenty to do for younger book lovers at the library.

Arlene commented: “Bookbug will be joining us at a special Pyjama Party for Bookbug’s Big Bedtime story on Tuesday, May 19, at 11 a.m., he is rumoured to be wearing his PJ’s so feel free to come along in yours too!

“Chatterbooks is looking for new members, so if you like to chatter and you like books then get in touch!”

The library celebrated world book night on April 23, where they were giving away copies of James Bowen’s book ‘A Street cat named Bob’.

For all enquiries contact 01356 622687.